Guest blogger Ria Coffey, teacher librarian at St Patrick’s College in Ballarat, shares some ideas about using QR codes.
QR codes (abbreviated from Quick Response codes) are a great way to communicate with students and staff. QR codes are a form of barcode you can link to things like websites and read with your smart phone.
They have become popular because they can transmit a lot of information, including geo-coordinates, urls and text. You may have seen QR codes in magazine adverts, on a billboard or website.
To create a QR code, use a QR code generator like Kaywa.
To read the code, download a free application from the iTunes store to your smart phone. QR codes are free and fun to use and the students love reading the messages.